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|Title||Deuteronomy 17:14–20 as Criteria for Book of Mormon Kingship|
|Publication Type||Journal Article|
|Year of Publication||2017|
|Journal||Interpreter: A Journal of Mormon Scripture|
|Keywords||King Benjamin; King Mosiah II; King Noah; Kingship; Nephi (Son of Lehi)|
Deuteronomy 17:14–20 represents the most succinct summation in the Bible of criteria for kingship. Remarkably, the Book of Mormon narrative depicts examples of kingship that demonstrate close fidelity to the pattern set forth in Deuteronomy 17 (e.g., Nephi, Benjamin, or Mosiah II) or the inversion of the expected pattern of kingship (e.g., king Noah). Future research on Book of Mormon kingship through the lens of Deuteronomy 17:14–20 should prove fruitful.
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